February 18, 2016

Sailor Moon Petit Charas – School Life 2

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I’m super far behind posting about my Sailor Moon Petit Chara collection, and for that, I apologize. It’s partly my fault, partly the fault of overseas shipping that had 3 of my sets show up over the span of 2 weeks after months of sitting in a port somewhere waiting to clear customs. But now that they are home, it’s time to show them off!

This post is all about the School Life 2 set, featuring the Outer Senshi in their school uniforms, as well as Chibi-Usa and a second uniformed version of Usagi. A bonus in the set is the tiny Diana figure to accompany her master and complete the family set (if you bought the sets that included Luna and Artemis). (more…)

March 24, 2015

Sailor Uranus & Neptune Figure Reviews (Bandai Tamashii S.H. Figuarts)

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It feels inherently wrong to write about Uranus without Neptune and vice versa, which is why I held off on posting pictures of Uranus until Neptune arrived. In Japan, Premium Bandai shipped the two of them together (or so said all the preorders at the time) but when it came to North American distribution, Bluefin Tamashii split them up and sold them at $50 a piece on Amazon et al.

In the original Sailor Moon manga, Uranus and Neptune were a lesbian couple. Haruka (Uranus) dressed more masculine and had an affinity for racing cars, while Michiru (Neptune) was an accomplished violinist and the more feminine of the two. When the original anime came to North America, executives at DIC decided it would be better to change their relationship to cousins. It was the early 90s and gay characters were a pretty touchy subject as it was, so they thought it best not to present that sort of lifestyle to impressionable youngsters. Thankfully we’ve grown a lot since then, and I am looking forward to seeing their relationship unaltered when the second season of Sailor Moon Crystal rolls around. (more…)

July 24, 2014

Sailor Moon Petit-Chara Sets 1 & 2

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It was been long established now that I am a huge Sailor Moon fan. If you haven’t realized this yet, shame on you! So it should be no surprise that when I found these Sailor Moon Puchi-Chara (Petit Chara) figure sets from Megahouse on J-List a few months back it was important that I get my hands on them. These are part of the anniversary/revival celebration and are just too damn adorable to pass up. Both sets came as 6 blind box packages in a sealed box and ran me $40 a piece before taxes and shipping.  (more…)

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